Friday, August 2, 2013

Forever People #1 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Forever People v1 #1 dc 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
Forever People v1 #1, 1971 - Part of Jack Kirby's Fourth World saga, a group of young heroes from Super Town burst onto the scene. Beautiful Dreamer, Big Bear Mark Moonrider, Serifan and Vykin make their first appearance on the cover, followed by a desperately curious Superman. Kirby overall does an admirable job, but like his other DC titles, the artwork loses it potency due to Vince Colletta's sub-par inking. Fine details are washed over in many pages, especially in backgrounds and character faces. Still, Kirby's layouts and general storytelling remain largely intact. This is number 1 of 11 Forever People issues with Kirby art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kirby or Forever People issues. See also this blog's Kirby checklist.
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Kirby cover pencils (Vince Colletta inks) = ***
"In Search of a Dream" Kirby story
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Forever People v1 #1 dc 1970s bronze age comic book page art by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby
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1 comment:

  1. One of the nicest covers in the history of comics.

    That Kirby produced this cover, and the one to NEW GODS # 1 in the same month, at the beginning of his run was one heck of an introduction to his work.

    Kirby's 1970-1975 work for DC ROCKS!

    JIMMY OLSEN, FOREVER PEOPLE, NEW GODS, MISTER MIRACLE, DAYS OF THE MOB, SPIRIT WORLD, WEIRD MYSTERY 1-3, DARK MANSION 6, THE DEMON, KAMANDI, O.M.A.C, THE LOSERS, FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL, SANDMAN, JUSTICE INC., and a few Simon & Kirby reprints in BOY COMMANDOS, BACK MAGIC, HOUSE OF MYSTERY and elsewhere.

    Kirby was incredibly prolific, with a high ratio of great material in these years.

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